Move over something sweet, there’s a new Charoset חֲרֽוֹסֶת in town! This one is good enough for your Seder service, and good enough to serve for dessert. These raw, delicious, sweet balls are a blend of traditional Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, and Sephardic flavors, and observe the restrictions of each so enjoyable by all!
Makes about 28-30, 1 inch balls
Into the food processor:
2 cups dried medjool dates
2 cups dried mango
3/4 cup golden raisins
1 cup pistachios
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons simple syrup or agave
Optional 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (depending on Kosher tradition)
Optional: 1/4 cup coconut shreds
In a separate bowl:
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Once you get a nice working consistency like this, you can use a large soup spoon to portion out the ball size you’d like.
Then you roll the mixture in the cinnamon sugar you prepared in a separate bowl
And then place them in a parchment paper lined container, and stick them in the fridge for an hour (or up to 2-3 days) and then serve.
Makes an excellent hors d’oeuvre for a passover party, but is also a totally great Charoset for your Seder meal, and even a dessert while the youngins search for that Afikomen.